quotes on Frustration
quotes on Frustration
- Expectation brings frustration. Private ambitions bring
- All desiring is desiring for the futile. It leads only
- Any object of desire is bound to bring frustration. Any
expectation is bound to turn into frustration. Expectation is the
beginning of frustration, the very seed. Beware of it!
- It is within your hands to be frustrated in life or
not. Just your expectations should become smaller, smaller, smaller, and
in the same proportion the frustration will become smaller. A day will
come when there will be no expectation; then you will never come across
- Mind can only desire, and each desire is going to be
frustrated. Instead of bringing more meditation, it will bring you more
frustration. Instead of bringing you more love, it will bring to you more
anger. Instead of silence and peace, it will bring more traffic of
- How does one earn innocence? — by learning from
frustration, by going deep into frustrations and realizing the fact that
each frustration is an outcome of a certain dream. If you don`t want
frustrations, drop dreaming. Life is not frustrating, dreaming is
- There is no failure in life. It all depends how you
take things. If you are desiring too much — you want to reach too high,
and you cannot — then there is frustration and failure. But if you are
not desiring anything and you are perfectly happy wherever you are, life
is moment-to-moment victory.
- Spiritual seeking means knowing this negative part:
that desiring is the root cause of frustration. To desire is to create, of
one`s own accord, a shell. Desiring is the world. To be worldly is to
desire and to go on desiring, never becoming aware that each desire comes
to nothing but frustration. Once you become aware of this, then you do not
desire, or your only desire is to know what is.
- When there is no expectation there is no possibility of
frustration. Expectation is the mother of all frustrations; expectation
gone, frustration disappears. And when there is no frustration in your
life, life really becomes a bed of roses. Then God is a constant blessing;
he goes on raining his grace, his beauty on you.
- The mind lives through more, and the more cannot be
fulfilled; that is impossible. IT ENDS IN TEARS. Every desire ends in
frustration, because every expectation is the beginning of frustration.
Why does every desire end in frustration? There are only two alternatives:
either you achieve your object of desire or you don`t achieve it, but in
both cases it will end in tears. If you achieve it you will see the utter
futility of it all.
- Desire means you are dragged out of the moment; that
creates a tension, that creates anxiety, that creates hope. And then
finally hope turns sour, becomes frustration. Each hope leads you into
anguish. Buddha calls it the only impurity. Cut the roots of desire, live
in the moment so totally, pull yourself out of the past and don`t project
yourself into the future. Let this moment be all and all. And your life
will have such a purity, such a crystal-clear consciousness that right now
you cannot imagine.
- This ego has all the desires, ambitions, wants to be
always on the top of everything. You are exploited by this ego. And this
never allows you even a glimpse of your real authentic self, and your life
is there, in your authenticity. Hence, this ego only produces misery,
suffering, fighting, frustration, madness, suicide, murder — all kinds of
- If you expect anything out of love, or meditation, you
will get only frustration, and negative emptiness will happen. If you love
for the sheer joy of it, if you meditate for the sheer delight of it and
you don`t have any result in mind — you are not goal-oriented — then
there comes an emptiness which is positive. You start feeling full. You
start feeling, for the first time, that you ARE. Being is felt, and that
being is tremendously beautiful, blissful. It is SATCHITANANDA: it is
existence, it is consciousness, it is bliss.
- Life is a flux, nothing abides. Still we are such
fools, we go on clinging. If change is the nature of life, then clinging
is stupidity, because your clinging is not going to change the law of
life. Your clinging is only going to make you miserable. Things are bound
to change; whether you cling or not does not matter. If you cling you
become miserable: you cling and they change, you feel frustrated. If you
don`t cling they still change, but then there is no frustration because
you were perfectly aware that they are bound to change. This is how things
are, this is the suchness of life.
- LIFE CAN BE LIVED IN TWO WAYS. One is that of the
soldier, and the other, that of the sannyasin. Either you can fight with
life or you can relax with life. Either you can try to conquer life or you
can live in a deep let-go. The path of the soldier is the wrong path,
because it is impossible to conquer life — the part cannot conquer the
whole. Frustration and failure is absolutely certain. You can play around
the idea, but it is not going to succeed; it is doomed to failure. The
soldier tries to conquer the life, and in the end finds he has been
crushed by life, defeated by life, destroyed by life.
- When you expect ten lakh rupees and you get five lakhs
you feel frustrated. If you are not expecting and you get five lakh rupees
you are full of joy, thankfulness, gratitude. Don`t expect, and you see
your whole life becomes a joy. Expect, and your whole life becomes a hell.
Expectation is the cause. If you want to change, never start by the
effect, start by the cause. Frustration is the effect. You can go on
fighting with frustration — nothing will happen, you will become more and
more frustrated. Start by the cause, always look for the cause. Whenever you
are feeling miserable, go into it and find out where the cause is. and
then it is up to you. If you want to drop the effect then avoid the cause;
then become aware, more and more aware.